On Tuesday, September 24, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day on Tuesday, November 5.
The registration process is easy and can be completed either using a paper application or through the use of an online website. One form of identification will be needed to complete the form that asks for either the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles ID number (found on a NYS Driver’s License) or the last four digits of one’s Social Security number.
Macedon Public Library staff will be prepared to help any individual who wishes to be registered if they visit the library between 10 am and 8 pm. In order to be eligible to vote in the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, those who will be 18 years of age or older on November 5 must meet certain deadlines.
For paper applications being mailed to the Wayne County Board of Elections, the deadline for a postmark on the envelope is Friday, October 11 and it must be received by the Board of Elections no later than Wednesday, October 16. Online applications will be filed within days of receipt and mailed notification will be sent to confirm registration.
The library will also have absentee ballot applications available for anyone eligible to vote who will be out of the area on November 5. These applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 29. One must first be a registered voter before being eligible to request an absentee ballot.
In addition to registering voters, the library will offer two opportunities for voters in Macedon to meet and greet their local candidates. Those interested in meeting Republican candidates running for Town of Macedon government seats are invited to come to the library on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 pm. On Wednesday, September 25 at 6 pm, Democratic candidates will be available to meet with interested Macedon voters.
This is a chance for Macedonians to get to know the people whose names are on the ballot so an informed decision may be made when voting. A second opportunity to get to know the candidates will be scheduled late in October.